Last Updated on June 6, 2011.
Congressional Democrats are growing louder in their opposition to what has now become the longest war in US history. Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA), the top House Democrat on defense and appropriations and a previous supporter of the “surge” in Afghanistan, is now calling for an accelerated drawdown of military forces. In the Senate, Max Baucus (D-MT) has gone even further calling for the complete withdrawal of combat troops by the end of 2012. As the President continues to evaluate the scope of his planned July drawdown, these Congressional leaders are joining a growing chorus of voices calling for the President to live up to his promise of an “accelerated transition” out of Afghanistan.
June 6, 2011